Hadoop Buyers Guide is now available

November 25, 2013 Comments Off on Hadoop Buyers Guide is now available

Choosing a Hadoop platform can be confusing: there are several great alternatives on the market right now. Some of these offerings require you to handle all aspects of installation, configuration, and administration on your own, while others deliver a more comprehensive, innovative, and integrated solution yet are still faithful to Hadoop’s open source heritage.

I recently put together a concise eBook that you can use to help get a better understanding of your options.  You can view the guide here.

Exploring the Database Forest Webinar is now available for on-demand viewing

January 19, 2013 § 1 Comment

I really enjoyed my SAP/Ziff Davis presentation the other day. If you didn’t get to see it live, you can view it at your convenience here

5 Common Performance Testing Mistakes to Avoid

August 5, 2012 Comments Off on 5 Common Performance Testing Mistakes to Avoid

I recently made a video for SmartBear that provides a collection of the most common performance testing mistakes we encounter at WiseClouds. They include:

  1. Ignore it during design
  2. Wait until software is finished
  3. Use a small amount of hardcoded data
  4. Focus on a single use case
  5. Run tests from one location

Check it out: hopefully none of the flaws I list describe your organization!

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